After the service he met and married Ann (Phillips) Larson on February 21, 1986, and they lived together in Minot, ND, before relocating to Renton, WA in 1987.
Through out his lifetime Rick has owned and operated numerous repair shops, the latest being a partner in Superior Automotive Service in Enumclaw, WA. Rick truly enjoyed life, family and friends.
Rick is survived by his wife Ann; two daughters Rebecca of Tacoma and Kristen of Auburn; a son Richard Merrill, III of Enumclaw; sisters Sandra (Terry) Carns, Watford City, ND, Sheryl Jordan of Fargo, ND, Tammy (Ron) Joubert, Minot, ND, and Wendy Arndt, Fargo, ND; many nieces and nephews; and his extended family Mike, Deana and Matt of Graham, WA.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and brother, Terry. A service took place at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home.